Serve the Country, Save the Parks

Episode 26

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More than a third of America’s national parks are battlefields, cemeteries, and other sites that honor our military veterans. But those 156 landmarks are awaiting $6 billion in needed repairs—accounting for nearly half of the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion maintenance backlog. Host Dan LeDuc talks with two former service members about the peace, pride, and purpose they find at their favorite NPS sites, and why more funding is needed to restore America’s national parks.

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Veterans Come to DC to Urge Protection of our National Parks

National Park Service Turns to Partnerships to Tackle Repairs

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America’s National Parks: Upkeep Required

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